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Local Wordpress eCommerce Website Development with Hidden Prices
Website Design Client:  Huckster Distribution & Sales

Location:  Lake Zurich, IL

AdverGroup was contacted by this client whose business operated without a website for many years.  It was able to do so, because the services were delivered locally and the business was always performed face to face.  The business is still the same but it has grown. As they continue to provide services to the Chicago area, the company needed a website that would compliment their mobile delivery service and allow customers to submit their "purchase order" online.  The owner sought a local Lake Zurich area eCommerce website designer that could help him build a catalog website with custom features. The custom features of this website was to achieve a true mobile optimized design and functionality for age verification and hidden prices until a customer is registered and approved.  

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Local Wordpress Booking and Reservation Website Development, Design and SEO in Chicago IL

Website Design Client:  Wake Surf Boat Rental in Chicago

Location:  Chicago, IL

This Veteran owned business was looking to have a website developed for their Wake Surf Water Sports and Boat Rental Business in the City of Chicago.  When this business owner was seeking a local web designer in Chicago, the main objective  was to make sure that this web designer could meet the clients objectives.

The  client's objectives of their web design project were to:
a)  Build a new website that would conquer search engines for water sports and boat rental in the City of Chicago.
b)  Find a web designer in Chicago or nearby that could provide training for the new web design.
c)  Allow booking and reservations to occur directly on their new website.
 

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Local Wordpress eCommerce Website Development, Design and SEO in Wheeling IL
Website Design Client:  Ali Dream Flowers

Location:  Wheeling, IL

This local florist already had a website but knew that it needed to be updated. Her website was built in Wordpress and had a good amount of products already existing in WooCommerce eCommerce system.  Though she had many products the store was poorly organized and no SEO metadata had been entered. This client knew that it was useless to have a pretty website if nobody could find it. She was able to update certain parts of the site but could not update other parts.   She needed a professional Wordpress website designer nearby that could help her make the required design and SEO tweaks to help her website become successful.

Alina with Ali Dream Flowers found AdverGroup by using a search engine.  After meeting with John with AdverGroup, she felt comfortable realizing that he was more than just a web designer he also posses the extensive knowledge relative to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that she sought.

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Learn how to Create and Duplicate Search Optimized Pages in WordPressThis video tutorial demonstrates how to create and duplicate search engine optimized content using WordPress.

WordPress is a robust website blogging software which provides endless expandability by using plugins, widgets and more. There are plenty of SEO plugins for WordPress Plugins that can help you navigate search engine optimization. However, the most important thing about SEO is having a strategy.  The strategy that I found to be successful is expanding my website to include intelligently titled articles which targets search engine users that enter in specific keywords and phrases.

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Wordpress Contractor Web Design for Grout Guys in AntiochWebsite Design Client:   Grout Guys Restoration

Location:  Algonquin, IL 60002

AdverGroup was contacted by a local contractor who had an already existing website. This contractor had dealt with various other local web designers in the past and was not thrilled with the service he was getting. His website looked okay but he felt that the current web design and SEO firm was not doing a really good job. Especially for the price he was paying. Furthermore, he was tired of waiting for their web designer to update the website, and fulfill their promise to create quality search engine optimized content.

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eCommerce Web Design for Bertucci Watches in Gurnee ILWeb Design Client:  All Tech Builders & Restoration

Location:  Wheeling, IL 60090

All Tech Builders and Restoration has been in business since 1995. Therefore, they already had a website. However, they were not happy with their existing website not being found on search engines. Furthermore,  their previous developer who was not responsive.  They realized their business was suffering and it was time to make a change.  The owner of All Tech Builders did not have to look far for a reference.  His wife had recently had a website redeveloped by AdverGroup Web Design for her hair salon and was very happy with the service we provided.

After reviewing the AdverGroup web design portfolio, he saw that we have developed websites and video commercials for various other contractors.

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LOCAL web design Mount Prospect AlphaMathWeb Design Client: Alpha Math Learning

Client Location: Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Website URL:  http://alphamathlearning.com

AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a representative from AlphaMath Tutoring who is located in Mount Prospect, IL 60056. This client was seeking a very custom Search Optimized Website (SEO) for their Mount Prospect based business.

This SEO website was designed with the intention to make the phone ring for this client. Therefore, it included landing pages that are intelligently titled and authored to target users searching specific keywords and phrases relative to this clients line of work. Furthermore, this project included photography of the client performing his services with different clients. Beyond search engine optimization and photography this project also included the design of this clients print materials including brochures, postcards and business cards to match the freshly designed website.

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As a local Chicago area WordPress Web Designer, we develop and maintain WordPress Websites for various clients. Furthermore, we produce WordPress web design video tutorials for our clients in efforts to assist them in embracing the content management tools provided in their WordPress Website.

        

WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugins. WooCommerce is a free plugin that is packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your WordPress website.

This video tutorial focuses specifically on demonstrating how to add a custom text area to your WooCommerce Products.

This plugin allows your customers to customize your products by adding new options such as input boxes, dropdowns or checkboxes. With the Product Add-ons extension, gift messages, donations, laser engraving and any other product which may require user input in some way is now an option for your customers!

WooCommerce Add-ons can be added globally or per-product from the edit product page – they can also be named described, re-ordered and optionally given prices which will automatically be added to the product price if chosen by the customer. This extension can also work with the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin to add additional pricing with your options to the recurring subscription.

If you are seeking a local eCommerce or WordPress web designer in the Chicago area, then contact AdverGroup Web Design today!

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Developing a new website triggers many questions for those seeking to develop a successful website. Perhaps the first and most important question is: which website software or platform should be used? This article compares the two leading content management systems: Wordpress and Joomla. While also offering criteria to adequately determine which web design software is right for you. 

Before proceeding into a side by side comparison, you must first understand all of your website's needs which may reveal which option best suits your needs.

Whether, you are a web design professional or a person with zero web development experience, or an experienced web developer, the information shared in this article and criteria to consider are pertinent to both perspectives.

Therefore, this article will explore the following criteria: 

A. Understanding all your options when selecting a web development platform for a web development project:

1.   Web builders provided by hosting companies

2.  Open Source Solutions (Wordpress and Joomla)

3.  Custom Developed Proprietary Software

B.  Criteria for basing your selection

1.  Function ability required by project objective

2.  Ease of use

3.  The future of your website and the website software you are leaning towards.

C. Comparing Wordpress versus Joomla

1.  Popularity

2.  Origins

3.  Core Features

With the advent of Web Content Management Systems, began an era where a regular person could easily update, edit, publish and modify a web sites content using a web based control panel. This means a person without web design training or expensive software programs could update their website as easy as posting status, text and images on social networking sites such as FaceBook or LinkedIN. A much added bonus is that, those who have developed their sites in a CMS no longer suffer from paying expensive hourly maintenance fees as they manage to keep their site up to date.

Features and function abilities of the various Content Management Systems differ from system to system; many simpler systems showcase only a handful of features, while others are much more complex and powerful. The industry offers “Open Source” (Free & Community Driven) and “Proprietary” (PAID and Custom Developed) systems. Both Open Source and Proprietary Options offer pros and cons. Whereas Open Source options, such as Wordpress and Joomla have proven to be a more cost effective solution for many small business owners. While Proprietary Systems are custom developed resources that are built to achieve special function ability, security features and compatibility to offline systems. However in current times, it is a safe assumption that Proprietary software's role as the primary innovator in the global market is most certainly over. As I often say myself, “Why try to rebuild the wheel, this has been done before”. Being that Open Source solutions are community drivin, the envelope is constantly being pushed!